The little girl captured in this photograph is performing Bharat Natyam, a classic Indian dance form.
Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance from South India
Classical Indian Dance
Indian dance form
Odissi - Indian Temple Dance by Revital
Odissi Dance-form, Orissa, India
Odissi is another classical dance forms of India.
Many who practice this kind of dancing view it as a means of prayer. "A Sufi Kathak dancer overcomes the limits of the body by becoming a vehicle of the divine. "
Classical Dancer's costume for a Indian film